Buddy Rich -- Jazz Legend (1917-1987) (Transcriptions and Analysis of the World's Greatest Drummer). By Buddy Rich and Buddy Rich. For Drumset. Artist/Personality; Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection. Jazz. Book. 72 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.0112B).
ISBN 0769216900. Jazz.
In addition to being a collection of transcriptions of the Buddy Rich solos featured on the Buddy Rich Jazz Legend DVD (00-903792), this publication concentrates on the specifics of "The World's Greatest Drummer's" playing. The techniques covered include left-handed/bass drum coordination, drumset crossovers, cymbal patterns, left-hand/right-hand singles, left-hand time patterns, hi-hat work, blisteringly fast alternating single strokes, and various nuances that made Buddy so special. Together with the videos, or by itself, this book is a must for any drummer's library.